BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Valley is expecting a heatwave of triple digits over the next few days, according to 23ABC's Elaina Rusk (http://bit.ly/1aUmKXD).
For the health, safety, and comfort of residents, the Kern County Parks Department, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, other Kern County agencies and/or districts, and PG&E, will open Cooling Centers throughout the County when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) to exceed certain highs.
Cooling Centers open in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valleys when the temperatures are forecast to be 105 degrees or higher, in the desert areas when temperatures are forecast to be 108 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 95 degrees or higher. The centers are open from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Residents using the Cooling Centers are encouraged to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, reading material, games to better enjoy the centers.
The status for all the cooling centers the next three days (Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30) is OPEN ALL THREE DAYS. Below are addresses for the cooling centers:
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY CENTERS
Arvin Senior Center, 800 Walnut Drive, Arvin
Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo, Buttonwillow
East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield
East Niles Senior Center, 6601 East Niles Street, Bakersfield
Kern River Valley Senior Center/Veterans Building, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella
Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street, Taft
Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue, Shafter
Wasco Veterans Hall, 1202 Poplar Avenue, Wasco
Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park
California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Blvd., California City
Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street, Rosamond
Inyokern Senior Center, 1247 Broadway, Inyokern
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